What upgrade kits should 3rd parties start working on?

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  1. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I think the next wave should be upgrades for more Masters. Between Fansproject and Headrobots we should be able to get:

    ROTF Mindwipe - Headmaster Vorath, 2 guns
    HfD Highbrow - Headmaster Gort, 2 guns
    Scourge - Targetmaster Fracas
    Blurr - Targetmaster Haywire
    Kup - Targetmaster Recoil
     
  2. Hotspot17

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    A more accurate strafe head for the next release.
     
  3. Red Alert

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    A new Blurr
     
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    An upgrade for the new Thunderwing to make it into the IDW Stormbringer version of the character.
     
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    New windscreen for Generations Wheeljack.
     
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    A mindwipe upgrade would be sweet.
     
  7. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Trailer for the Generations Laser Prime and the hopefully released RiD Scourge repaint.
     
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    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Classics Prime- Powermaster Upgrade(God Bomber would be cool too)
     
  9. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    hopefully a talented radicon does this and makes it available, i don't see fansproject or anyone making one, but i do want a nice rounded windscreen, but i might just take the frames off the sides of his stock one if not
     
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    Things that make sense to me: trailers for existing truck figures, Targetmaster or weapons packs.

    Things that don't: stuff that is clearly in the realm of modding, like replacing entire roofs or heads. I guess I can see a market for it, but on an even smaller scale than FP or BTS works at.
     
  11. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I agree. Either spend the time to make significant upgrades to existing figures, or produce entirely original pieces. Esoteric upgrades for esoteric figures are, well, sort of a waste when you consider what they could be doing instead.
     
  12. Tirade

    Tirade Hate Plague Autobot

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    Love all those ideas except the Highbrow one. That mold just doesn't scream Highbrow IMO. I would prefer an altmode that is more modern or futuristic. The old war plane style doesn't feel right. But other than that, I like all the other suggestions. I hope FP's Sidearm and HeadRobots' Hothead sell well. If they do, odds are we will get this stuff.

    To add to that list: perhaps a headmaster Monzo for Botcon Weirdwolf? I know he's somewhat limited, but FP is doing a Scyther/Black Protector kit for the Botcon SG Rodimus/Wildrider. So the precedent has been set to release a kit for a limited release Botcon figure.
     
  13. brr-icy

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    there are a lot more wildriders and sg rodimus's combined than there are weirdwolves, it would be nice if there was a headmaster for it though
     
  14. Tirade

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    According to G.B. Blackrock's site (The Unofficial Transformers Club and Convention Exclusive Data Sheet), there were more Weirdwolf's produced than SG Rodimus figures. However, I am unsure of the numbers for the Henkei Wildrider. Honestly, the total between the two (Rodimus and Wildrider) can't be that much more than Weirdwolf.
     
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    How about a Protector-style upgrade for TFA Rodimus?
     
  16. MegaHavok

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    a headmaster for a deluxe seams highly unlikely let alone a years old botcon toy
     
  17. MaximusCrime

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    ROTF Leader Prime to Powerup Prime upgrade kit(the SR71 parts). Maybe even some parts to make the original Jetfire into a partsformer so that you don't have to be a radicon to preserve Jetfire as a character(opposed to a pile of parts) AND are able to display Powerup Prime without him looking like a cheap toy.
     
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    What's wrong with it?
     
  19. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I thought of Weirdwolf, but he's way too small, I think. Nightbeat, too.

    As for Highbrow: I really wish he was blue, but with the right noggin, he could definitely pass as an updated Highbrow. We should probably wait and see what his remold is gonna be.
     
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    I wonder if 3rd party PCC limbs with vehicle/robot/limb(scrap the automorph) modes would be worthwhile...? Maybe start with Stunticon limbs to go with Crankcase. Possibly just repaint that set to go with other Commander color schemes too... as other car minibots to go with Huffer...?
     

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